To support its fleet performance and efficiency, McCulla has enlisted the help of Microlise’s fleet management software.
In January 2024, the company will begin using solutions including fleet performance, journey management, SmartPOD, TruAnalysis and TruChecks for its refrigerated fleet.
Its 209 temperature controlled trailers powered by Thermo King and Carrier Transicold, will also integrate with Microlise software. This means live temperature data will be available via the Microlise dashboard to monitor compliance and to ensure the safe transport of temperature-sensitive goods.
Ian Kirkwood, Microlise Group’s head of new business, said: “We are excited to partner with McCulla, a company renowned for its commitment to excellence in logistics. Our comprehensive solutions will empower McCulla to streamline its operations, at the same time enhancing its service quality and ensuring both safety and compliance.”
The company has a mixed fleet of 110 HGVs, around 30 of which run on bio-methane produced on site. McCulla takes food waste and uses it to make electricity to power its coldstores, gas to fuel its trucks and fertiliser for local farms. This circular economy philosophy reduces carbon emissions by around 90%. Elsewhere in the business its environmental impact can be reduced further by implementing Microlise’s software to improve fuel economy and driving styles.
McCulla's operations director, Brian Beattie, added: “After identifying at senior management level the need to further develop the technology solution to run our ever expanding fleet and keep us at the leading edge of innovation, Microlise were soon identified as the ideal company to partner with.
“We have been very impressed with the group’s onboarding process and the level of training and customer care we’ve received throughout the implementation phase. I look forward to using the advanced analysis and detailed information Microlise will provide us with to identify and reduce waste, increase our efficiency in fleet management and driver utilisation.”